Company: Columbia/TriStar.
Date: July 2000.
Subject: August 2000 Releases.


Columbia TriStar Home Video DVD are this month releasing an amazing list of titles, long awaited by movie buffs to be glorified on DVD.  Available from August 8, DVD enthusiasts can get their hands on a number of recent and classic box office hits for their collection.

Girl, Interrupted: Collector’s Edition (MA15+)
Release date: August 8 Simultaneous VHS Rental Release

Sometimes the only way to stay sane is to go a little crazy… after being prescribed a ‘short rest’ in a mental institution following an attempt at suicide, this is exactly what Susanna Kaysen does.  Befriending the resident loonies (led by Angelina Jolie 1999 ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER FOR BEST SUPORTING ACTRESS), Susanna (played by two time OSCAR® NOMINEE, Winona Ryder) spends a year both flirting and struggling with the thin line between normal and crazy.  To win her freedom, Susanna realises the one thing that she must face is herself.  Girl, Interrupted is a true story, based on the book written by Susanna Kaysen.  Audio commentary included on this disc by Director James Mangold takes viewers through the film in the eyes of the renowned Director.  A behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the movie with cast and crew interviews along with five never-before-seen deleted scenes with optional Director commentary, give an insight to such a personal tale.  Also included on this DVD is an isolated track of songs and Mychael Danna’s music score, menu music, original movie trailer and talent profiles.

Being John Malkovich (MA15+)
Release date: August 8 Simultaneous VHS Rental Release

Ever wanted to be someone else?  Now you can. Described as a nutty head-trip, Being John Malkovich takes viewers on a trip through the mind of John Malkovich.  Discovered by an out of work puppeteer, Craig (played by John Cusack), the trip through John Malkovich’s mind can be accessed through a portal in Craig’s office.  A small business opportunity too good to pass up, Craig sees the journey as his path to success and decides to charge visitors $200 a trip.  A surreal identity swap, Being John Malkovich will have you amazed, bewildered and in stitches.  Animated menus and score, theatrical trailer, TV spots, Director Spike Jonze interview, ‘an intimate portrait of the art of puppeteering’ featurette, Spike’s photo album and talent profiles, are all included on this DVD, along with the ‘Dance of Despair and Disillusionment’ featurette, a ‘7 1/2 floor orientation’ featurette and even a ‘Portrait of the Art of Background Driving’ featurette.

Baraka (PG) Release date: August 8

Shot in 24 countries around the world, on six continents, Baraka tells the spellbinding story of man's diversity and impact on the world.  All of our planet's glories and adversities are captured in this film, given true justice by the DVD format.  Baraka, when translated, means a blessing, or the essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds.  True to its meaning, this is a film that transcends geographical and language barriers to inspire audiences around the world.  Adding to the beauty of Baraka on DVD are the extra features including a ‘making of’ featurette, ‘on location’ featurette, interview with Director and Chief Cameraman Ron Fricke, interview with conceptualist Mark Magidson, interview with Baraka’s musical genius Michael Stearns, interview with Alton Walpole and trailer.

Available from all major retailers nationwide from August 8, this month’s DVD releases from Columbia TriStar Home Video are the missing pieces from any collection.

Columbia TriStar DVD software is of Gold Standard Quality.  Every Columbia TriStar DVD title authored by the Sony DVD Center in Culver City, Los Angeles, USA, will carry a Gold Standard Quality Sticker.  Consumers should look out for this sticker as Columbia TriStar's endorsement of their superior quality DVD software.